Oldest machine

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Mon Dec 19 11:45:03 CST 2005

The 1401 restoration project is explained at

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Subject: Re: Oldest machine

On 12/19/2005 at 2:53 PM Jules Richardson wrote:

>[1] Someone told me of one museum with an old machine where the core 
>memory had been torn out and replaced with modern DRAM, but I can't 
>machine or where - to me though it's non-original at that point because 
>it's not a restoration faithful to the original hardware.

Would that be the IBM 1620 at CHM?  That's 1960 or thereabouts; not
particularly old.  I'd think that someone still has a 1401 or 704 still up
and running somewhere.  IIRC, the core was degraded beyond reclamation.


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